International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Watching the News: Is A Way Out of the Manipulation of Information and the Construction of Reality Feasible?
Dr Niki Menelaou, Dr Theodora A. Maniou

The construction of reality which results from the manipulation of information has been a core issue for media theorists. The main feature of today’s information is the construction of reality aiming at the creation of pleasant and attractive information. One may argue that this manipulation of information its dissemination is the result of a shift of the central and vital focus of the media and especially the traditional ones, from the originality of the event, to its dynamic to produce income. This paper attempts to explore the above issue and additionally propose ways of escaping from the danger of the arbitrary construction of information by taking advantage of the model of digital information, examining, at the same time, its limitations. In this perspective, the essay takes into account, as a case study, the dissemination of information through the Cypriot television, examining in specific the public’s opinion concerning the news.

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